A World Ahead

The gap year that gives you the experience, skills, and network you need to be a trailblazer.


Jaxom Moore

Brazil '15Oregon State University

Erica Lin, Ecuador '15, Binghamton University

Erica Lin

Ecuador '15Binghamton University

Nicholas Montano, Senegal '17, Los Angeles Valley College

Nicholas Montano

Senegal '16Los Angeles Valley College

Ecuador '16 Fellows at Training



Pooja Thekdi, Brazil '15, Occidental College

Pooja Thekdi

Brazil '15Occidental College

Ian Frank, Ecuador '15, Watson University

Ian Frank

Ecuador '14Watson University

Dominique Landinez, Brazil '18

Dominique Landinez


Ismahan Ismail Hersi, India '16, University College London

Ismahan Ismail Hersi

India '16University College London

Isaac King, Brazil '15, Lynn University

Isaac King

Brazil '15Lynn University

Sarah Murray, Isabel Garcia, Kristine Koehler, Brazil '16

Sarah Murray, Isabel Garcia & Kristine Koehler


Get the global experience, skills, and network to break out from the expected.

Our gap year is designed to support you at every step and give the freedom to create an experience of your own.

Leadership Training

Join an amazing cohort of aspiring young changemakers. Together, your journey begins at Stanford where you’ll learn from innovators making a global impact - from AirBNB, Google, Kiva and beyond.

Global Immersion

Stay longer, go deeper. Become part of a host family and learn to make a meaningful impact on a local project. Learn a new language. Return home with resilience, confidence, and courage.

Lifelong Network

Start college (and your career!) with a global network who has your back and is ready to help you launch your best life.

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Get access to world-class thinkers and doers

Learn from leaders at the world’s most innovative companies and organizations.

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Fernanda cleaning marine turtle at apprenticeship in Brazil

Don’t wait 
to do something that matters

Fernanda Tornell, Brazil, headshot

Fernanda (Brazil ‘17) got hands-on experience tackling global issues.

"I’ve developed my public speaking skills and made an impact on hundreds of people by motivating them to take care of our planet."

See Fernanda's story
Timia Pratt, India '16, Occidental College

Timia (India '16) got the independence and support that set her up for college success.

"India is such a world away from what I knew. My love for learning has been revitalized. I've come into my own."

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Jasen Lo, Senegal, Minerva School

Jasen (Senegal ‘17) lived and worked like a local.

"I’m a carpenter’s apprentice and together my boss and I create intricate beds, tables and chairs. I also get to teach English and Computer Literacy at the local school."

See Jasen's Story
Jasen Lo, Senegal '17, Minerva Schools at KGI

Alumni are working across sectors and industries to change the world - for good.

Tufts, Stanford, Middlebury, Yale

At 400+ colleges, alumni are excelling as leaders on campus and in the classroom.

Fulbright, Rhodes & Gates Scholars

Distinguished by their Global Citizen Year, alumni achieve competitive grants and fellowships.

Tesla, JP Morgan, United Nations, TFA

Top companies and organizations across the globe hire Fellows after college.

Success Stories